Archive for January, 2018

Russian Su-27 flies within 5 feet from USN EP-3E

Posted in Navy on January 30th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A Russian Su-27 came within 5 feet from a U.S. Navy EP-3E over the Black Sea on Jan. 29. The fighter cut through the EP-3’s flight path.

EP-3E VQ-1 2001
By U.S. Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Israel said to be keen on getting more F-15s instead of F-35s

Posted in Air Force, Industry on January 30th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A report by Amos Harel on Haaretz says the Israeli Air Force is leaning towards buying another batch of F-15s instead of a third F-35 squadron.

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By Oren Rozen (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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RAF to retire 16 two-seat Eurofighters

Posted in Air Force, Industry on January 30th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Royal Air Force has confirmed to Jane’s that the service will be retiring 16 two-seat Eurofighters in a bid to save $1.13 billion in operating costs.

Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 ‘ZK382 - BG’ (30750294326)
By Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK (Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 ‘ZK382 / BG’) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Taiwan to fire naval TK-3 missile at sea

Posted in Air Defense, Navy on January 30th, 2018 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Taiwan is preparing to test-fire a naval version of its indigenous Tien Kung 3 air defense missile system on a LST-542-class tank landing ship this year.

Tien Kung Ⅲ Missile Model with Launcher Trailer Display at Military Academy Ground 20140531a
By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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Iraq has taken delivery of six T-50IQs

Posted in Air Force on January 29th, 2018 by alert5 – 1 Comment

The Iraqi Air Force has posted images of the KAI T-50IQ in Iraq on its social media accounts. The country has ordered 24 jets and based on the serial numbers shown in the photos, at least six jets are believed to have been delivered.

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